flush


1flush

verb \ˈfləsh\

Definition of FLUSH

intransitive verb
:  to fly away suddenly
transitive verb
1
:  to cause (as a bird) to flush
2
:  to expose or chase from a place of concealment <flushed the boys from their hiding place>

Origin of FLUSH

Middle English flusshen
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with FLUSH

2flush

noun

Definition of FLUSH

1
:  a hand of playing cards all of the same suit; specifically :  a poker hand containing five cards of the same suit but not in sequence — see poker illustration
2
:  a series of three or more slalom gates set vertically on a slope

Origin of FLUSH

Middle French flus, fluz, from Latin fluxus flow, flux
First Known Use: circa 1529

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

3flush

noun

Definition of FLUSH

1
:  a sudden flow (as of water); also :  a rinsing or cleansing with or as if with a flush of water
2
a :  a sudden increase or expansion; especially :  sudden and usually abundant new plant growth <the spring flush of grass>
b :  a surge of emotion <felt a flush of anger at the insult>
3
a :  a tinge of red :  blush
b :  a fresh and vigorous state <in the first flush of womanhood>
4
:  a transitory sensation of extreme heat — compare hot flash

Origin of FLUSH

perhaps modification of Latin fluxus
First Known Use: 1529

4flush

verb

Definition of FLUSH

intransitive verb
1
:  to flow and spread suddenly and freely
2
a :  to glow brightly
b :  blush
3
:  to produce new growth <the plants flush twice during the year>
transitive verb
1
a :  to cause to flow
b :  to pour liquid over or through; especially :  to cleanse or wash out with or as if with a rush of liquid <flush the toilet> <flush the lungs with air>
2
:  inflame, excite —usually used passively <flushed with pride>
3
:  to cause to blush

First Known Use of FLUSH

1548

5flush

adjective

: even or level with another surface

: having a large amount of money

Full Definition of FLUSH

1
a :  of a ruddy healthy color
b :  full of life and vigor :  lusty
2
a :  filled to overflowing
b :  affluent
3
:  readily available :  abundant
4
a :  having or forming a continuous plane or unbroken surface <flush paneling>
b :  directly abutting or immediately adjacent: as
(1) :  set even with an edge of a type page or column :  having no indention (2) :  arranged edge to edge so as to fit snugly
flush·ness noun

Examples of FLUSH

  1. He just got paid and he was feeling flush.
  2. <was flushed after getting out of the hot bath>

First Known Use of FLUSH

circa 1568

6flush

adverb

: in order to be level or even with another surface

: in a very forceful way : in a way that makes very solid contact

Full Definition of FLUSH

1
:  in a flush manner
2
:  squarely <hit him flush on the chin>

Examples of FLUSH

  1. She placed her hands flush against the door and pushed with all her might.
  2. He hit the ball flush.

First Known Use of FLUSH

1700

7flush

verb

Definition of FLUSH

transitive verb
:  to make flush <flush the headings on a page>

First Known Use of FLUSH

circa 1842

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